unbelieveable!!!!! i was ripped off by darleen reed of diamond starr financial!! she contacyed me by phone and my email that i was approved for a loan of $5,000.00 at the end of october 2012. she gave me instructions that i need to send only $675.00 because of my credit score by western union to this contact person by the name of shatrice ramsey in which whom was to be the reciever of the western union tranfer of the $675.00 that i did on 11/2/2012 to boston, ma. once recieved my $5,000.00 loan would be directed deposited (my choice ) or by courier services in 2-3days. direct deposit within 6-8hrs. same day. never happened i call her and explained i didnt recieve the money and then she said i needed to send another $600.00 in order to recieve the total loan and as well when i asked if i could borrow half of the $5,000.00 since she had already recieved my $675.00 and she said no. so the total would be $1,275.00 to recieve the $5,000.00 loan. i told her i could not come up with the $600.00 could i get it (the $675.00) refunded back to me and put on my debit card. she stated "absolutely" "i will process that right now and you will have it on your debit card on 11/20/2012. i gave her my direct deposit account number and routing numbers and she even read them back to me to make sure they were correct and they were. approx. a week later i called and asked darleen if i could recieve the $675.00 sooner and she stated "no" "because the 20th is the day that per their company policy, returns/refunds go out." i have not recieved my $675.00 as she as well stated "guarenteed to be on my debit card on 11/20/2012. 11/20/2012 came and went and still nothing!!! i have made endless calls the 20th, 21st she as the automated voice says "darleen reed cannot be reached" is not available" as well the automated voice says "customer service cannot be reached" i have called countless times and left countless voice messages to both her extion #49 and customer service. i have not recieved one phone call or email bck from her!!! this is fraud and that is an understatement!!!! i want a call back from someone immediately please. something legally needs to be done with her and all money and other cost for undue mental distress!!! i needed this money for bills and was expecting a loan. she is a scammer, a thief , a frudulant thief!!!! she stole my money!!! and that is an understatement. the stories ive read from ripoff report are the exact as mine!!! i had to fax to her my drivers liscence soc. sec. card and signed loan documents as well!!!